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In this new roundup of the latest sound effects libraries we have powerful background sounds that will keep your audience suspended in disbelief. We have ambiences of a quiet Canadian city and a huge assortment of room tones, as well as a Stand-Alone version of the very successful Edward Ultimate footstep/clothing/prop engine, and foley sounds of household items being opened and closed.

We also have subtle UI effects created with Tibetan singing bowls, in-your-face impacts that will test your audience’s nerves, and onboard and external sounds of an American tractor. If you are looking for sounds you can interact with, this is your week!

Quiet Streets
 
  • City Life Quiet Streets Play Track 87+ sounds included, 216 mins total $69

    A slight breeze, the city rumble, distant people chatters, a bird passing by, crickets chirping, a little rain or snow, the tranquility inside the city is a fragile and magical moment.

    City streets are the channels of all the possibles, a heat place for sensorial stimulus connecting people lives and their urban activities throughout the day. Yet when it becomes quiet we still perceive its energy and are able to sense the mood of the moment with serenity.

    These recordings were made at ground level with very little editing in order to keep them natural and as close as a human would experience the city on a daily basis. At times, distinct activities can be heard in the distance although the most noisiest events were taken out. Each file is loopable.

    Also, every season and weather condition are represented. This library has been thought for the universal need of sonic bed in urban scenes, used as glue or ‘exterior roomtone‘.

    This selection is the result of 15 months of recording throughout the multicultural city of Montreal (considered the most European City in North-America). The mix of culture in this city gives it a universal flavor that makes it belongs to the citizen of the 21st Century world.

    The library contains 60 Stereo ambience and 27 Surround ambience recordings. Each sound files are between 1 to 5 minutes long. The surround recordings are embedded in an interleaved wav files of 4 channels (quad).

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'Quiet Streets' by Articulated Sounds has the lush, varied sounds of the Montréal cityscape in both stereo and surround. It captures all the chattering, rumbling and movement of a quiet day in la métropole for room tone-like ambiences that are ready for your soundscape. It features distance crowds in cafes, birds chirping in alleys, and ventilation humming from office buildings, and it also has a series of weather ambiences collected over a period of 15 months with blizzards, wind lightly pushing wind chimes, rain pattering on metal, and more. For immersive, loopable urban sound beds that can easily be placed in your project, check out 'Quiet Streets'.
 
Memories
 
  • Descend into the sinister depths of madness with MEMORIES, a fascinating sci-fi sound collection that genuinely brings a unique perspective in the indie science fiction framework.

    If you are looking for big bold sci-fi futuristic sound design, MEMORIES can add a terrific touch of horror and tension to the darkest sci-fi installment for theatrical audience.

    Featuring 280+ organic samples with embedded metadata and 10 categories from genre bender impact and hits, sinister tonal material, dark stingers, intricate glitched atmospheres and designed metal textures.

    Kontakt Instruments are based on Photosynthesis an open source engine made by Jeremiah Pena from exoticstates.com. You can easily access filters, 13 effects, a rhythm section featuring a step sequencer, filter sequencer, 2 filter LFOs, and gain/pan/pitch LFOs. The samples can be used as regular .WAV files, but the Kontakt Instruments require the full version of Kontakt 5 (not included).

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'Memories' by Sampletraxx is a bombastic and cinematic experience that will help you twist the minds of your audience. This library has over 280 genre-bending sounds that can fit in your dark sci-fi films, as well as your psychological horror games and distorted industrial metal albums. It features a Kontakt instrument to help you manipulate its sounds with 13 effects, a step sequencer, filters, and more, which does require the full version of Kontakt 5. If you need intense sound candies to psych your audience out, 'Memories' has the collection to do it.
 
Singing Bowl
 
  • Materials & Texture Singing Bowl Play Track 191+ sounds included, 28 mins total $7.50

    Singing Bowl features a variety of sounds captured directly from a small Tibetan singing bowl.
    The library was meticulously recorded in stereo using a mixture of contact microphones and a Sony PCM D100 recorder. Strikes in a variety of styles, from wood, rubber, fingering, plastic, and metal were recorded, as well as rotation resonances, drops and scrapes. In addition to allowing the bowl to fully ring out, the recordings also include dampened hits.
    Also included are a unique set of designed sounds. Utilising a variety of sound processing techniques, the results include user interface effects, abstract drones and moving tones. This sound set was also produced dry so that you can apply your own reverb to taste if required.

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'Singing Bowl' by Ronan Quigley has nearly 200 sounds of small Tibetan singing bowls designed to show off all their uniques textures. This library includes tonal rings, taps with pencils and mallets, scrapes, flicks, rubs, drones, and more, all ready to add both strange and familiar sounds to your design. It also features several UI-ready effects that are perfect for pause screens, error notifications, a sci-fi dashboard and more. Whether you want to sooth your audience or alert them, check out 'Singing Bowl'.
 
Edward Ultimate SUITE
 
  • Edward Ultimate SUITE is the Next Level of our live playable Foley Artist Instrument. It supports the free NI Kontakt 5 Player.

    This means you don't need to own a full version of Kontakt to run this instrument!

    The Edward Ultimate SUITE includes the complete contents of both Edward Ultimate and Clothes & Props.

    Foley Artist: Lara Dale
    Foley Recordist: Josh Reinhardt

    The Edward Ultimate SUITE demos:

    Edward Ultimate:

    Clothes & Props:


    Key Features:

    • 72.600 real Foley sounds in high quality @ 24Bit, 48 kHz
    • 90 combinations of shoes and surfaces
    • 30 setups of clothes and props
    Kontakt Player Compatible
    Full NKS support
    • One-Window Mixing (Use the Mod Wheel to mix/add or switch any two patches)
    • Pitch Wheel Performance (Use the Pitch Wheel to change key commands on the fly)
    • EdV3rb IRs inside the instrument
    • Lock-Mode (Select and lock the type of randomization)


    Surface Types
    Asphalt • Carpet1 • Carpet2 • Concrete • Creak1 • Creak2 • Diamond • Dirt • Grass • Grate • Gravel • Rectangle Wood • Creaky Wood • Parquet • Cut Wood • Swiss Dock • Boat Wood • Linoleum • Marble • Puddle • Snow • Tile • Metal • Rocks • Water • Deep Water

    Footwear type
    Sneaker • Boot • Dress • Heel • Flat

    Props used
    Rifle • Hand Gun • Army Gear • Backpack School • Backpack Leather • Heavy Chains • Dog tags • Duffle Bag • Paper Bags • Plastic Bags • Keys • Purse • Purse Cloth

    Clothes Used
    Heavy Coat • Coat Wool • Denim • Heavy Denim • Fringe Suade • Fringe • Leather Heavy • Leather Crunch • Leather Biker • Sequin • Shirt • Shirt Light • Shirt Heavy • Silk • Tutu • Wind Breaker

    Performances
    Extremely Slow Walk • Medium Slow Walk • Walk • Jog • Run • Stairs Slow • Stairs Fast • Stomp • Land • Scuff • Scrape 1 • Scrape 2 • Scrape 3

    Recording Equipment:
    Sennheiser MKH 416
    Neumann KMR 81i

    Existing Edward user?

    • Send a message here with info about what version you currently have for a special upgrade price

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Tovusound is back with the Stand-Alone version of their massive Foley Artist Instrument, 'Edward Ultimate SUITE'. This collection has over 72 THOUSAND sounds of footsteps, clothing and props with 90 combinations of shoes and surfaces and 30 different setups of attire and objects. And now you don't need Kontakt 5 to run it! So whether your character is hiking a snowy mountain wearing a heavy coat and backpack or running from zombies in a swamp armed with a rifle and assault vest, 'Edward Ultimate SUITE' will be your go-to library for years to come.
 
Daily Room Tones Surround
 
  • More than 120 room tones in 5.1 surround sound (7 GB)

    Features sounds such as:

    • Living room, bath, kitchen, office, heating, fans, clocks
    • Cleaning, working, natural noise, humming, buzz, soundscapes and more

    Library Specs and highlights:

    • Recorded with INA 5 surround microphone array – no plug-in needed, just drag the 5 tracks into your DAW
    • Compatible with ITU-R BS.775 recommendation
    • Realistic room impression and sound location, true to original sound color, no Ambisonics
    • Perfect balanced surround sounds for drag and drop integration in Cinematics, games, radio plays
    • 24 Bit / 96 kHz / low noise recording
    • Interleaved surround sound file (L/R/C/LFE/LS/RS)
    • EBU/BWF and WAV-Metadata made with Soundminer for use in any DAW
    • Equipment: INA 5 surround microphone array, RME UCX, RME Quadmic 2

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'Daily Room Tones Surround' by surroundsoundlibrary.com has over 120 domestic ambiences. This library covers your surround household needs with sounds of bathroom fans, washing machines, fireplaces, upstairs footsteps, buzzing lights in a garage, cooking fans, ticking clocks, and more, all colored with the rooms' reflections. These sounds are also geared toward films, games, and radio plays for drag-and-drop integration with their interleaved sound files. If you are designing an interactive house or looking for quick and easy home interior ambiences, 'Daily Room Tones Surround' is for you.
 
Open & Close
 
  • Foley Open & Close Play Track 1005++ sounds included $49

    This sound library delivers a composite and very versatile collections of sounds of all kinds of things that can be opened and/or closed.
    Obviously there are several doors, hatches and drawers but also lots of other opening and closing sound effects that will come in handy in your everydays sound design work, especially for Cartoon productions and Game Audio. You will also find, Roller Shutters, Boiling Pot Lids, Umbrellas, Water Boilers, Boxes, … most with several variations.
    You can use the sounds as they are or use them for intense sound design.

    All Sounds were recorded with Sennheiser MKH8050 + Ambient Emesser 208 MS-Rig in a Sound Devices 744T and 788T and also with a Sony PCM-D100.

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'Open & Close' by SoundBits is a collection of items that withhold you from access with their simple mechanics. It includes the obvious objects that open and close like car doors, glass jars, trash cans, liquor bottles and cardboard boxes, but it also contains more creative interpretations of the movement with sounds of mechanical pens, umbrellas, CD drives, books, locks, zippers, and SD card slots. It is quite the extensive collection of household items that focuses on variations of these two actions! For over 1000 sounds of opening and closing, check out 'Open & Close'.
 
Massey-Ferguson 3060E
 
  • The Massey-Ferguson 3060E Tractor Sound Effects Library delivers 33 files (External, Foley, OnBoard) with over 30 minutes of driving time on the road. There are two main driving speeds (gears): medium and high – plus one additional external, really slow one.

    All sounds were captured at 24-bit, 96 kHz samplerate. Passbys and approach are stereo wave files. Foleys are in mono. OnBoard recordings include 4 different channels: Engine1, Engine2, Exhaust and Backside. You can layer and mix all 4 channels of OnBoard sounds, they will line up nicely in your DAW or audio editor.

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If you don't have a tractor sound library yet, 'Massey-Ferguson 3060E' by Soundreorganized is here for you. This library captures this powerful and compact vehicle from the inside and outside as it rolls over the terrain. It features 4-channel recordings of the engine, exhaust, and backside, allowing you to easily transition from sound to sound in an interactive environment. You also receive passbys, various gears, door foley, idling and more, all at 96 kHz. If you have scenes that take place on a construction vehicle, give 'Massey-Ferguson 3060E' a listen.
   

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  • Badlands Sound went to the future to recorded 42 room tones of various spaces like computer rooms, engine rooms, bathrooms, and much more all in 24bit / 96k. We also recorded electrical buzzes and distorted sci-fi winds. More than 2 hours of futuristic room tones and ambiences included in total.

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  • BEAMS is a comprehensive toolkit for beam sound design. Sounds are separated into activation oneshot, activation/deactivation mechanism, and active loop categories. Each category contains subcategories for small, medium, and large beams. You can design anything from the smallest spy-watch laser cutter to a planet destroying column of chaos. As a bonus, you’ll also get a diverse collection of burning ignition sounds as source for beam environmental destruction.

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  • Need the sound of burning fire, flames, fizzles, ignites, melting, crackling, rumbling, fire popping, or flame hissing?

    This library is hot stuff in every sense of the word, delivering a range of burning sounds from a wide range of sources, including branches, black powder, burning bags, butane torches, celluloid, deep-frying batter, flares, gas stoves, frying pans, matches, sparkling candles, boiling water, huge torches and much more.

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  • Drones & Moods Sonic Warfare Play Track 40+ sounds included, 40 mins total $20 $2.50

    Sonic Warfare by Badlands Sound features 40 audio files organized in four different categories, including Deep Distortion, Glitch, Noise, and Scream – 10 audio files for each category. This is the best pack if you need all of the above noises!

    I believe these sounds will greatly benefit sound editors and sound designers allowing them to skip through the process of either creating dark drones or painful high-pitch glitches. These sounds would also work perfectly in different styles of music including noise and dark industrial. All files are 96k / 24 bit, lasting one minute each.

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  • Badlands Sound went to the future to recorded 42 room tones of various spaces like computer rooms, engine rooms, bathrooms, and much more all in 24bit / 96k. We also recorded electrical buzzes and distorted sci-fi winds. More than 2 hours of futuristic room tones and ambiences included in total.

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  • Materials & Texture Glacier Ice Play Track 300+ sounds included $40 $30

    Glacier Ice is a library containing over 300 high quality sounds of ice cracking, breaking, shattering in various sizes of blocks – recorded entirely in the Italian Alps over the course of two winters.

    The library contains sounds of all dimensions, from ice cubes being dropped in a drink to a designed iceberg collapsing.

    The majority of the material was recorded at 192 KHz with a Sanken CO100K and a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040, making this library greatly flexible for pitch shifting and all sorts of heavy processing.

    A small section recorded at 96KHz features sounds recorded exclusively with contact microphones placed directly on the surface of a frozen water stream.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
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  • House 01 – A virtual grab bag of normal. A complete house as a document. Doors, windows, more doors. Lots of perspectives and various strengths and positions of just about everything.

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  • The All Metal sound effects library features 765 sounds of metal clashing, clanging and resonating as metal pieces are rummaged through, dropped, and tossed. Create with the various distinct sonic properties of metal objects — from squeaky gates, rattley wires, ringing wrenches, warbling sheet metal, clattering swords and more.

    Each sound was pristinely recorded at 192kHz with lots of variations for more creative freedom. Uncover the sonic treasures that await as you pitch and process the squeals, squeaks and moans of the metallic debris for limitless sound design opportunities. Strengthen your projects with the distinct buzzing, scraping and reverberation of metal impacts for both literal use and creative implementation as layers for intense sound design.

    Each sound file is embedded with diligent metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Search by PSE, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

    Key Features:

    • 765 sound effects (2GB)
    • 24 bit/96k, 24 bit/192k broadcast .wav files
    • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • 100% Royalty-Free

    Credits:

    • Saro Sahihi
  • Chicago Ambisonics is a library of B-format city ambiences with “virtual microphone” software.

    Included software allows users to tweak perspective in real time for greater control and creativity. The Ambisonics format offers versatile use of the library, as the recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and beyond. The creative possibilities are endless!

    Featuring 35 high-quality urban ambiences (over 3 hours total), Chicago Ambisonics includes SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products that allows you to point “virtual microphones” any direction with a wide range of polar patterns. Unparalleled flexibility lets users match backgrounds with the specific setting of any scene.

    With more productions filming in Chicago than ever before, a Chicago sound effects library is an asset for any sound editor. Chicago Ambisonics features 24-bit/96 kHz city atmospheres captured all over Chicago including recordings from from Magnificent Mile, Chinatown, the L Train, West Loop, Kennedy Expressway, O’Hare International Airport, Lake View, & Wrigley Field.

    This library is also perfect for use in 3D Audio applications including VR experiences and 360º video – prepare your sound effects library for the future of immersive media! Pre-rendered stereo versions of all of the recordings are included as well.

    Key Features:

    • 35 pristine recordings in B-Format (FuMa) & Stereo (14GB)
    • Over 3 hours of immersive Chicago ambiences
    • Average recording length of 6 minutes
    • Diverse Chicago atmospheres: Including streets, parks, & subways
    • 24-bit/96kHz broadcast .wav files
    • SurroundZone2 software by TSL Products: Gives you full control over “virtual microphone” position and polar patterns
    • 100% Royalty-Free

    Notes:

    • Your DAW must support Quad (4-channel) tracks in order to use SurroundZone2 plug-in.
  • RAW CELLO FX features manipulated and mangled cello sound effects designed to provide the full character of the instrument and harmonic richness in order to create a completely unique set of organic samples between music and noise, intimate and vivid bold sounds expanding new possibilities out of this instrument.

    Different techniques and less-than-conventional microphone placement have been used to create gorgeous harmonics and a wide array of interesting sounds. We “played” with fingers and hands, different bows against the strings, objects and kitchen utensils, bowing, scraping or hitting single and multiple strings or parts of the wood body. 

    The collection features designed hits, bow, crescendo, screech, woosh, swell, bonus fx folder and is ready for trailer and soundtrack projects.

     

     

  • This is a collection of old and modern doors.

    The collection includes wood doors , glass doors and metal doors recorded in an old theater , a cottage and an appartment.
    There are 124 files of slamming doors, doors opening and closing, creaking doors, doors handles and locks.

 
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